martedì , 19 Febbraio 2019

Experimental

Maddalena Fagandini | Interval Signal

Maddalena Fagandini,  was one of the more unsung of the pioneering women producers and composers who developed the techniques and sounds of electronic music in the early days of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. There’s some confusion about the precise dates of her residency in Room 13, the Workshop’s hideaway within the big barn of the Maida Vale studios. This is …

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Lejaren Hiller | Nightmare Music For Magnetic Tape

LeJaren Hiller Avalanche/ Nightmare Music/ Suite for Two Pianos and Tape/ Computer Music for Tape and Percussion. Lejaren Arthur Hiller (February 23, 1924 in New York City – January 26, 1994 in Buffalo, New York) was an American composer. In 1957 he collaborated with Leonard Issacson on his String Quartet No. 4, Illiac Suite, the first significant use of a computer to compose music. In 1958 Hiller founded the …

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Joe Jones, Smoking | 1966

Fluxus video art “Smoking” by Joe Jones The Fluxus movement of the 1960s brought together a wide range of artists who work in different mediums to create an anti-art aesthetic. This video by Joe Jones entitled “Smoking” from 1966 is 5 minutes and 10 seconds of video showing a puff of smoke that appears stagnant moving slowly through the frame. The …

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Paul Chain “Satan’s Future” Dying Edition | 2016

il responsabile di RMEDL [Radical Matters – Editions/Label], un etichetta discografica / casa edritice indipendente, Sandro Gronchi ci presenta la nuova edizione dell’oggetto sonoro / multiplo, appena pubblicata. L’etichetta è specializzata in edizioni d’arte e da collezione, sound objects e multipli d’arte. Si tratta di un'”edizione morente” basta su un disco in ceramica sette pollici, riproducibile con un qualsiasi giradischi. L’oggetto sonoro in ceramica …

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Max Neuhaus – Sound Art?

From the early 1980s on there have been an increasing number of exhibitions at visual arts institutions that have focused on sound. By 1995 they had become almost an art fad. These exhibitions often include a subset (sometimes even all) of the following: music, kinetic sculpture, instruments activated by the wind or played by the public, conceptual art, sound effects, …

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James Whitney – Lapis (1966)

(1921-1982) Nationality: american James WHITNEY was born in 1921, in Pasadena, California, and lived all his life in the Los Angeles area. He studied painting, and travelled in England before World War II. James completed seven short films over four decades and collaborated with his brother John for some of his film work. The first of the brothers’ films was …

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Jocy De Oliveira

Jocy de Oliveira is a Brazilian pianist and composer. Her career displays the rich discourse that most of Latin American has had over the last century within local paradigms of avant-garde music, and with its international community. As a concert pianist she worked with Cage and Stravinsky, had works composed for her by Xenakis, Berio and Santoro, and her extensive …

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Joseph Beuys Filz TV

Joseph Beuys, Filz-TV (Felt TV) (1970) Author: Walker Art Center Date: 2000 Institution: Walker Art Center This multiple, a relic of Joseph Beuys’ action Felt TV (1966), is composed of three props (the boxing gloves, felt pad, and sausage) and a film of the performance. In the 11-minute film, Beuys explored metaphors of communication and energy through the medium of television. As the TV broadcast a talk …

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Dutch Designers print sound – Dirk van den Heuvel

He states:  “When I first started researching 3D printing the technology was an exciting and interesting, but the desktop 3D printers were unable to produce objects at a human scale. Large and medium scale functional design objects that we use, like bowls, plates & decorative objects could not be made. The objects made with desktop 3D printers were also low …

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Luc Ferrari – Éphémère I “L’Ordinateur Ça Sert À Quoi?” 1974

Éphémère I & II’ (for tape, or to be played with various instruments) are two previously unpublished masterpieces which represent a very specific moment in the creative life and catalogue of Luc Ferrari. Luc Ferrari was tempted in the mid-1970s by the idea of leaving the final realization of these pieces open to the performer’s intervention (a perspective he decided …

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